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Kingdom Keepers II: Disney at Dawn [Kindle Edition]

Ridley Pearson , Tristan Elwell
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Book Description

It's supposed to be a happy day at the Magic Kingdom—the return of the teenaged holographic hosts. But things go very wrong when a sudden lightning storm disrupts the celebration, and Amanda's mysterious sister, Jez, disappears. The only clue is the sighting of a wild monkey in the Magic Kingdom during the storm. The mystery deepens as Finn is contacted by Wayne, an old man he hasn't heard from in months. Wayne tells Finn that there's trouble at the Animal Kingdom: the evil Overtakers have gained control of one of the computer servers that will be used to operate Daylight Holographic Imaging there. That means that if any of the holographic hosts fall asleep, they will go into comas—permanently. Filled with action and brimming with the same meticulous detail as The Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark, this second book in the series —The Rise of Chernabog—is the result of hands-on research behind the scenes at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park. Young and older readers alike will get a glimpse into a second Disney kingdom. The wild rides have only just begun; and the clock is ticking. How long can the teens keep themselves awake in their quest to find their friend—and what happens if they fail?

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In this sequel to The Kingdom Keepers: Disney after Dark (2005), Disney World is again in danger. The five Kingdom Keepers must battle Maleficent and the Overtakers, who threaten to capture them while they sleep, so the kids must stay awake from the beginning of the battle to its end. Can they do it, or will the urge to sleep be too intense? Lane uses perfectly timed dramatic pauses to build on the suspense-filled story. A number of characters speak with accents (British and African American), and Lane’s interpretations are authentic sounding and crisp. Upbeat music begins and ends each disc. Kids who loved the first title (also available from Brilliance) won’t be disappointed. Grades 5-8. --Anna Rich

About the Author

Ridley Pearson is the author of more than two dozen novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Killer Summer, Killer View and Killer Weekend, the bestselling Lou Boldt crime series, and many books for young readers. He lives with his wife and two daughters, dividing his time between St. Louis, Missouri, and Hailey, Idaho.

Product Details

  • File Size: 760 KB
  • Print Length: 388 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1423103653
  • Publisher: Disney Hyperion; Reprint edition (November 29, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004D4YIKC
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #211,046 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Read for Disney Fans and Cast Members Alike September 4, 2008
Having been a Disney cast member for many years, I read Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark, and now it's sequel Kingdom Keepers II: Disney at Dawn with great interest. Both offer a fun read for kids and adults alike. With "Disney at Dawn," author Ridley Pearson has continued his story of the Kingdom Keepers, a group of school children who originally modeled for the fictional holographic Interactive Host Program at Disney's Magic Kingdom but who now find themselves the unofficial protectors of Disney. In the original story, the kids are magically transported into the Magic Kingdom at night while they're asleep. Their mission - to find out who is behind the mysterious goings on in the park after dark. Animatronic figures are roaming the parks and Disney characters have come alive, including the villians. Now, in the sequel, the kids again find themselves in the park; this time in Disney's Animal Kingdom. They must delve deeper into the mystery of the Overtakers, to find out which super villian is really in charge and what horrible scheme the villians have in mind. Fans of Disney, especially cast members past and present, will enjoy the refereneces to familiar locations and settings. Sure, there are some glaring errors (Ridley, it's Fantasmic, not the fantasmics) and some lesser errors that only cast members will appreciate (there are some interesting assumptions concerning ride operation and cast member IDs for example) but it is a work of fiction, so those mistakes offer an additional element of interest for those of us who work in the industry. I strongly recommend this series as a wonderful read for all ages. With page-turning actions, humorous dialogue, and engaging characters, it's a fun addition to any library!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! February 1, 2010
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If you're a Disney addict and looking for a book to help "tie you over" until your next trip, get the Kingdom Keeper books!
It's really great to be able to totally visualize where the kids are when you've been there many times.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book! August 30, 2008
By Alex M!
This book grabs your attention, and you never want to stop reading this! Like all of Ridley's books, they are fast and fun! There is not one part that is boring! This is a must have for all DISNEY fan!
Can't wait For KKIII
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My 12 year old daughter loved all of these books so far. December 28, 2012
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My 12 year old daughter soon to be 13 year old loves this series that takes place in the theme parks at Disney. We are a Disney family and she can't read these fast enough. She got books 2 through 5 on Christmas day and read two and three straight through and started book four today December 28, 2012.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it January 5, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I like it. It was great I loved all the action. Since its about Disney world you can really relate to it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A kid's review January 28, 2011
A Kid's Review
Kingdom Keepers 11
Disney after Dawn

The book I chose was Kingdom Keepers 2 by Ridley Pearson. This book will probably make you scream, and make chills run through your body. Finn and the gang have returned but things go wrong at Magic kingdom, a sudden thunder storm disrupts the celebration. Finn then realizes that there was a weather balloon behind the castle. Finn runs to the castle with his friend Maybeck. The both of them run through the castle looking for clues. They heard a voice and followed it till they came face to face with maleficent! If you want to find out what happens read Kingdom keepers 2 by Ridley Pearson.

Steven A
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome January 23, 2013
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I chose this rating because the book was amazing. I am 10 years old and the kingdom keepers were better than before.
I recommend this book to every age. It was funny and kept you biting your nails the whole time. READ IT NOW
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kingdom keepers are great for Disney fans January 23, 2013
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These books are exciting, amazing to read and a must for all Disney fans to read over the age of 14 when the magic is needing a boost of the Disney Aura.
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Good book with a good ending. Can't wait to read the next one. I need more words so this is for that
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I loved the theme and I loved how it was a big cliff hanger the only thing I disliked was the whole thing with Finn switching from human to dhi (to confusing)
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I enjoyed this book but I enjoyed the first in the series much more. Could have been the setting. Interested to see where the next book takes us.
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More About the Author

Ridley Pearson (, the first American to be awarded the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction at Wadham College, Oxford University, is the bestselling author of over 50 novels including, Peter And the Starcatchers (co-written with Dave Barry), The Kingdom Keepers series, and two dozen crime novels including: Probable Cause, Beyond Recognition, Killer Weekend, The Risk Agent, and The Red Room. His novel The Diary Of Ellen Rimbauer, a prequel to a Stephen King miniseries, was a New York Times #1 bestseller, and a ABC TV movie (2009).

Peter and the Starcatcher, a stage play adaptation written by Rick Elice (Jersey Boys) won 5 Tonys for its Broadway run and is currently touring the US.

Ridley is a founding member of, and plays bass guitar in, the all-author rock band, The Rockbottom Remainders (, with Dave Barry, Stephen King, Scott Turow, Mitch Albom, Roy Blount Jr., James McBride, Amy Tan and Greg Iles. The band has raised over 2.5 million dollars for charities.

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